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for a politician at all, in fact. he went for michael bennet, the superintendent of the denver public school system. bennett was, as you can imagine, excited. he was now a senator, a member of the world's most exclusive club. that is a big job. it is an impressive, big job. a job that makes you think pretty highly of yourself. what bennett was not prepared for was that when he took that big, important, impressive job, everybody would all of a sudden hate him. and they would hate him because they hate congress, and he was now part of congress, this thing that they hate. in november of 2011, bennett went down to the floor of the senate with a chart that is still one of my favorite charts of all time. it was a simple chart. it just showed how popular different things were. the irs, the people who collect taxes and audit you, 40% approval rating, unpopular. richard nixon during watergate in 1984, 24% approval. also very popular. banks that had just crashed the global financial system and were throwing tens of millions of people out of work worldwide, 23% approval, not good. paris hilton, 15% approval.
for drunk driving will not fight the charges. michael crapo was arrested after running a stop light. his blood alcohol level twice the limit. he has not explained where he was before he got gack in the car. >> shooting in a connecticut school this month caused strong reactions all over the count roy from rising gun sales and talks of armed teachers . molly with the prospect of tighter gun laws. they are trying to figure out how to navigate the gun sales. law enforcement officials need more mon tow conduct the surge in criminal background checks. they are planning on asking for half million to speed up the process that takes a week and is it free . one lawmakers suggest that those who want a gun pay for the background check themselves. anyone else whether it is it a teacher or law enforcement officer or need said a background check has to pay for it. and in the meantime in utah it is it already legal to carry a gun in school. record number of teachers attended a training seminar earlier this week. >> we are training teachers, actually all school employees for their application or permit t
washington bureau chief michael crowley joins us. look back at the year 2012 your thoughts on the big stories? >> i think you to open with the top story being president obama's reelection. it was a presidential election that was close. it was fascinating. it was really hard fought and i think it was very consequential. are there was a possibility that president obama was going go down as a jimmy carterresque figure, one kicke term kicked . he has four more years now. the possibility that the economy will turn around and he will be able to go down as a successful president. i also think and this is a big reason why time made him our person of the year, he had a very interesting diverse winning coalition. a lot of people say it was kind of the new face of america. a large minority nonwhite vote. young voter to a more liberal than older vote hers. i think you can see the changing face of america there. that would be the number one story. right behind and related to it is chief justice john roberts guiding the supreme court to a decision that upheld the healthcare law. finding a compromise soluti
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in murders. >> mayor michael bloomberg says the decrease in crime is because of the city's commitment to end gun violence and new and improved police initiatives championed by police chief ray kelly. operation impact. it allows the nypd to track crime and set up more patrols where police can pa will control. >> essence of civilization is you can walk down your street without having to look over your shoulder. while clearly there is going to be bad apples in this city most apples are awfully good and we have reason to be happy with the performance. >> while though guns remain the leading cause of murder, commissioner kelly says they're preventing crime before they happen by taking st. critics argue though the numbers don't tell a proper story after violent crimes made headlines like a nanny killing two young children, two subway riders being pushed on to the track and a shooter opening fire at the empire state building. harris, this safest big city description for the big apple comes from fbi statistics of seven major crimes, including homicide. >> harris: well, let's move on to chicago becau
in the caption, watts says these are his new friends from new town. 2 and a half sacks away from tieing michael strahan single season record of 22 and a half. >> one game? >> i don't think does it either. i don't think adrian peterson gets eric dickerson's record. let's hope one of them goes down. >> one record broken. jerry rice. >> one time mega tron. let's -- where are we heading? let's head to weather right now. maria molina in the weather center going on here. outside of pittsburgh there. know had all too well. right now though they are getting up on rock salt and all that sand because preparations for another storm are on their way. maria molina standing by with the latest on this next storm. >> we are dealing with more snow across the northeast after just on thursday many people had to deal with over a foot of snow and as much as 20 inches across portions of upstate, new york. here would go again. the good news with the storm though it is not first alert forecast to be as strong as our last storm and also going to be a very quick mover. in and out on saturday. by sunday you are going to
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